Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:45AM||Sunset 8:16PM||Tuesday June 19, 2018 7:25 AM PDT (14:25 UTC)||Moonrise 11:19AM||Moonset 12:00AM||Illumination 36%|
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|PZZ650 East Santa Barbara Channel From Pt. Conception To Pt. Mugu Ca Including Santa Cruz Island- 203 Am Pdt Tue Jun 19 2018 |
Today..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 3 ft at 6 seconds. S swell 2 ft.
Tonight..W winds 10 to 20 kt in the evening, becoming se 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 6 seconds.
Wed..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. W swell 2 ft.
Wed night..W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming variable 10 kt or less. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 7 seconds.
Thu..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds.
Thu night..W winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming S 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds.
Fri..Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 3 to 4 ft.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.
|PZZ600 203 Am Pdt Tue Jun 19 2018 |
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 09z...or 2 am pdt...a 1024 mb high pressure center was located about 600 nm west of seattle and a 1005 mb thermal low was located near las vegas.
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|Fxus66 klox 191126|
area forecast discussion
national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
426 am pdt Tue jun 19 2018
Synopsis 19 304 am.
High pressure will build over the area through Friday, resulting
in well above normal temperatures Wednesday through Friday with
low clouds and fog confined to the coastal plain. The high
pressure will weaken next weekend, bringing a cooling trend to the
Short term (tdy-thu) 19 259 am.
The marine layer reformed at 1500 feet earlier and has lower to
1200 ft overnight. The capping inversion is not that strong which
will allow for an early clearing of the morning stratus. Low
clouds are across most of the coast (and have even snuck into the
sba south coast due to the weaker than forecast sundowner) low
clouds are also into many of the vlys although this will be the
last night of that for a while. Hgt bump up to 592 dm by this
afternoon and there will be a nice warm up away from the coast.
The coastal temps will warm some but there is still moderate
onshore flow so the warm up will be much less than it will be
inland. Inland MAX temps will warm 8 to 12 degrees and will end up
2 to 4 degrees above normal.
There will be another sundowner tonight perhaps a little stronger
than tonight's but still below advisory criteria. The marine
layer will shrink to under 1000 ft as the hgts build and squash
it. The capping inversion will also lower and will strengthen. Low
clouds will spread over the coast (save for the sba south coast)
but will not push into much if any of the vlys. The san gabriel
and santa ynez vlys may see some patchy clouds.
The upper high sits atop of socal on Wednesday and hgts climb to
594dm. MAX temps away from the coast will jump another 3 to 6
degrees (4 to 8 in the antelope vly) and will end up 4 to 8
degrees above normal. The coastal areas will warm a degree or two
but the onshore grads will not allow for too much warming.
More coastal low clouds Wed night but nothing will be in the vlys.
The marine inversion will be so strong that there will likely be
an area of very warm overnight lows at whatever elevations it sets
504dm hgts again on Thursday and the day will be very similar to
Long term (fri-mon) 19 309 am.
The ec and the GFS agree that while 594 dm hgts will persist over
the area the upper pattern will shift. The upper high that was
over imperial county will retrograde to a position to the SW of pt
conception. A NW flow pattern will set up over the state. But
gradients and hgts do not change much really do not think there
will be much change from Wednesday and Thursday. There is a chc
that the marine layer will be so shallow and the capping inversion
so strong that the low clouds will not clear the beaches.
A little trof ripples through the NW flow Saturday and hgts fall
to 591 dm. Coast stratus will be the same as will coastal temps|
but inland temps will fall a few degrees but will still be above
No big changes for Sunday... Maybe a 1 to 2 degrees of cooling.
By Monday the upper high will reform over az nm. But really do not
think this will affect the weather much and the day will be quite
a bit like Sunday with MAX temps still above normal.
Aviation 19 1125z.
At 0845z, the marine inversion at klax was based at 1500 feet. The
top of the inversion was 3800 feet with a temperature of 19
Overall, low confidence in coastal coastal valley tafs as
development duration of ifr MVFR CIGS is very haphazard this
morning, especially south of point conception. Whatever cigs
develop should dissipate by late morning withVFR conditions
through this afternoon. For this evening and overnight, low to
moderate confidence in stratus forecast.
High confidence in kprb as well as desert tafs.
Klax... Low confidence in 12z taf. There is a 50% chance MVFR cigs
could dissipate as early as 15z. For tonight, moderate confidence
in development of ifr cigs, but low confidence in timing.
Kbur... Low confidence in 12z taf. There is a 50% chance ifr cigs
may not develop 12z-16z.
Marine 19 304 am.
For the outer waters, high confidence in current forecast. There
is an 80% chance of small craft advisory (sca) level northwest
winds today through Saturday with the strongest winds during the
afternoon and evening hours.
For the inner waters, high confidence in current forecast. For the
waters north of point sal, there is a 70% chance of SCA level
northwest winds each afternoon evening today through Friday. For
the waters south of point conception, winds and seas are expected
to remain below SCA levels through Saturday although there is a
20% chance of SCA level winds each afternoon evening across the
western half of the santa barbara channel.
Lox watches warnings advisories
Pz... Small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm this afternoon to 9
pm pdt this evening for zone 645. (see laxmwwlox).
Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pdt Wednesday for
zones 670-673-676. (see laxmwwlox).
Hazard potential outlook (thu-mon)
No significant hazards expected.
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|NTBC1 - Santa Barbara, CA - 9411340||17 mi||50 min||ENE 4.1 G 6||58°F||1015 hPa|
|46053 - E. SANTA BARBARA - 12NM Southwest of Santa Barbara, CA||17 mi||26 min||ENE 5.8 G 7.8||60°F||62°F||1015.1 hPa (+0.8)||59°F|
|46054 - SANTA BARBARA W 38 NM West of Santa Barbara, CA||29 mi||26 min||NW 19 G 23||55°F||1014.9 hPa (+0.8)|
|PTGC1 - Point Arguello, CA||35 mi||26 min||N 23 G 25||52°F||1015.9 hPa (+0.3)|
|46217 - Anacapa Passage, CA (111)||37 mi||26 min||63°F||3 ft|
|46218 - Harvest, CA (071)||42 mi||26 min||56°F||6 ft|
Wind History for Santa Barbara, CA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, CA||9 mi||33 min||NNE 3||8.00 mi||Fair||58°F||55°F||90%||1014.7 hPa|
|Santa Ynez, Santa Ynez Airport, CA||10 mi||51 min||E 3||5.00 mi||Fog/Mist||54°F||50°F||88%||1015.9 hPa|
Wind History from SBA (wind in knots)
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Tue -- 12:40 AM PDT Moonset
Tue -- 02:42 AM PDT 4.62 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:48 AM PDT Sunrise
Tue -- 09:46 AM PDT -0.11 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 12:19 PM PDT Moonrise
Tue -- 04:49 PM PDT 4.48 feet High Tide
Tue -- 08:16 PM PDT Sunset
Tue -- 10:35 PM PDT 2.09 feet Low Tide
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Tue -- 12:37 AM PDT Moonset
Tue -- 02:20 AM PDT 4.86 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:46 AM PDT Sunrise
Tue -- 09:26 AM PDT 0.01 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 12:17 PM PDT Moonrise
Tue -- 04:37 PM PDT 4.60 feet High Tide
Tue -- 08:13 PM PDT Sunset
Tue -- 10:19 PM PDT 2.45 feet Low Tide
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